Law Enforcement Practices (Watch) 

Law Enforcement Practices (Watch) 

HB 397 (Stark) and SB 592 (Bracy) require law enforcement officers who conduct a traffic stop and subsequently issue a traffic citation to note the race of the person to whom the citation is issued. The bills require law enforcement agencies to collect and submit this information to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The bills require the DHSMV to submit a report to the governor, speaker of the House, and president of the Senate each year showing separate statewide totals for sheriffs offices, police departments, and state law enforcement agencies. The bills also add new language prohibiting racial profiling by law enforcement. (Cook)